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State Sen. Banks Encourages Hoosiers to Attend Saturday’s Redistricting Meeting in Fort Wayne

Members of the Indiana House and Senate Election committees will conduct a public hearing Saturday in Fort Wayne to receive input on how new maps for the Indiana House of Representatives, Senate and congressional districts should be drawn.

This is one of eight hearings being held across the state seeking public input regarding new legislative boundaries for Statehouse and congressional seats. I encourage Hoosiers in Northern Indiana to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the redistricting process and share their viewpoints with lawmakers.

Saturday’s hearing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. (EDT) in the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

For those who will be unable to attend Saturday’s Fort Wayne hearing or may be travelling in Northern Indiana on either Friday or Saturday, there are other hearings at which you may share your input:

  • Friday, March 25, at the Faith Baptist Community Center, 5526 State Road 26 E., Lafayette, from 10 a.m. to Noon (EDT);
  • Friday, March 25, at the Crown Point High School Auditorium, 1500 South Main St., Crown Point, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (CDT); and
  • Saturday, March 26, at the Memorial High School Auditorium, 2608 California Road, Elkhart, from 10 a.m. – Noon (EDT).

Under the Indiana Constitution, the General Assembly elected during the year in which a federal decennial census is taken shall fix by law the number of senators and representatives and apportion them among districts according to the number of inhabitants in each district, as revealed by the census.

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